On the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, PRI and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will co-host a breakfast briefing in which an expert panel will review current trends and developments in prisons, including the implementation of the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules).
The event will take place at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN on Thursday 18 October from 8.30am–9.45am. Please click here for full details.
PRI’s new Executive Director Florian Irminger will present Global Prison Trends 2018, PRI’s annual flagship report identifying topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. A new Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules, published by PRI and ODIHR, will also be presented by Stephanie Selg, ODIHR’s Adviser on Torture Prevention. Practical examples of the Mandela Rules application (and other international standards) will be shared to generate ideas and inspiration for their implementation.
Other speakers will be Isak Enstrom, Corrections Specialist at the UN Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections; Jennifer Turner from the American Civil Liberties Union; and Lucile Sengler, Human Rights Officer at the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. The panel will be moderated by Valérie Wagner from the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the Thailand Institute of Justice and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York are sponsoring the event.